Robin Kingsburgh is a trained astronomer and painter. Her background in science comes from the University of Toronto (B.Sc. 1988) and University College London (Ph.D. in Astronomy, 1992). She worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Baja California at the University of Mexico from 1993-1996. Her painting experience comes from studies in Toronto (University of Toronto), France (Aix-en-Provençe) the U.K. (continuing education at the Slade School, London), and Haliburton (Haliburton School for the Arts), and has paralleled her scientific development. She has longstanding interests in the intersections of art, science and education.
She currently teaches various natural science courses at York University, including Understanding Colour, The History of Astronomy, and The Physics of Time. She has curated numerous shows and events in the Toronto area, featuring artwork inspired by the ideas and methodologies of science. She has a home/studio in Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood, and is a member of Propeller Gallery, where she shows on a regular basis.
A list of Robin’s past shows and curated events can be found here.